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In unprecedented times such as these, deciding how and when to communicate with customers about COVID-19 can be a daunting task. Your messaging must be clear and concise while also providing helpful and necessary information. As the unifying voice of the professional pest control industry, the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) is sharing important advice for how to effectively communicate with customers during the global pandemic, click here to view the do's and don'ts on communicating with your customers. 
 
  

Millions of Americans are adopting new behaviors as they follow strict stay at home orders and are spending more time than ever indoors. Dr. Mike Bentley, entomologist for the National Pest Management Association, is here to share how changes in our home environments can actually be inviting pests in. During this Facebook Live broadcast, Dr. Bentley will explain how various factors could potentially increase pest encounters around the home, like that mountain of cardboard boxes that has piled up from too many home deliveries. No judgement here! We’re all in the same boat. Tune in at the @PestWorld Facebook at 11:00 AM eastern on Thursday, April 2nd.

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The International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum is designed to encourage & empower women in the pest management industry through interactive sessions & in-depth discussion about issues impacting women during their career cycle. NPMA is dedicated to creating an environment where these discussions can flourish and allow attendees to be fully invested in their participation and it is our hope that  by late summer we will all see our lives returning to normal as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. With that being said, the International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum will now be taking place November 8-10, 2020. The conference will still be taking place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.

 
  

Each year PWIPM raises over $1,000 at the annual PWIPM 5k Fun Walk/Run held at PestWorld. Proceeds from the PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk will benefit a charity nominated by you. Submit your nomination by April 30, 2020. The PWIPM Council will select three of the nominees and let the industry vote on the winner. 

Click here to nominate your favorite charity

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Application Deadline: May 30, 2020

Presented by NPMA's Leadership Networking Community, the NPMA Gives Award recognizes NPMA member companies that have demonstrated leadership through their dedication and contribution to the good of the community. As part of its mission, the Leadership Development Group is committed to honoring those companies that have made a real contribution to their community.

The winning company will be featured in the September/October issue of PestWorld magazine and recognized at Academy 2020 in Orlando, FL. Click here to view judging criteria and to submit your application.

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 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.

 
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Member Benefit Highlight
  

With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.

NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.

Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!

NPMA Education and Events

As of now, we are planning to proceed with our summer meetings, but we are obviously monitoring the situation and exploring contingency plans. NPMA very much hopes that we will get to see many of your smiling faces soon.

Members Make Headlines
PEST Relief International continues to be proactive to bring comfort and relief to those in crisis and in need. During this COVID-19 pandemic, PEST Relief is reaching out to the pest management industry to contribute to the massive need for masks for those who are caring for the sick.
Massey Services is pleased to announce the promotion of DJ Shaw as the company’s New Construction West Division Manager.
Moyer Indoor | Outdoor is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Signore as Safety Manager.
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As temperatures and precipitation levels increase, so too do pest populations. Despite this unwelcomed fact, especially in the midst of collective concerns around the growing COVID-19 pandemic here in the U.S., the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) remains steadfast in its mission to protect public health from the threats posed by pests.
Washingtonian
As scraps from restaurant dumpsters dwindle, the rodents will have to find other sources of food.
The Miami Herald
The coronavirus is spreading just in time for spring, which means growing numbers of mosquitoes and ticks will be violating our social distancing guidelines. Do we need to fear these blood-sucking pests will spread the virus?
Multibriefs
Got bugs? Many cities do, if it is bedbugs that are the target. Washington, D.C., is the No. 1 city on Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, topping nearby Baltimore, which fell to the second spot after three years as the front-runner. Indianapolis joined the top 10 of the list this year.
CNET
It's one of seven new peacock spiders discovered by an Australian arachnologist and citizen scientists.
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Forbes
“Humor is a great tool to use in a crisis that helps us look at that situation in a positive way that will us deal with the crisis. Humor lightens one's burdens, inspires hopes, and keeps you grounded, focused and alert,” said Trevor Smith, Certified Laughter Leader of the World Laughter Tour, Inc.
Entrepreneur
Applying the following tips can help you avoid potential disasters when organizing your first online business meeting.
Spencer Stuart
Working remotely will likely become a more common environmental factor for leaders guiding teams and organizations in the future. In this context, leaders must master virtual work environments to keep geographically dispersed team members aligned, connected, engaged and performing.
Fast Company
Plenty of things can derail a videoconference call. Here’s how to keep them productive.
Inc.
A guide to handling the mental and emotional side of coronavirus so you can be productive and thrive.
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There are many questions surrounding the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including how it’s spread. With warm weather approaching, there may be concerns about disease transmission from insects, but it’s important to note that coronavirus is not spread by vector pests.
Pest Management Professional
In an email to members of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), which has set up an online resource at PestControlCoronavirus.com, NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE, noted that “This document classifies our industry as essential, which is an important step should the Federal Government issue a shelter-in-place mandate.”
Fort Bend Star
Amidst concerns about COVID-19, hand sanitizers and disinfectant products are flying off the shelves at area grocery stores – leaving residents in search of solutions. One Richmond company has at least a temporary solution that it’s hoping will give residents peace of mind.
Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  June 25-26 Industry Safety Summit Orlando, FL
  July 14-16 Academy 2020 Orlando, FL
  July 23-25 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic 2020 Summer Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
  October 13-16 PestWorld 2020 Nashville, TN
  November 8-10 International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum San Diego, CA
       

View our master calendar for a full list of industry events.

 

 

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